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How to Spend 2018 in the Bayou City
The Houston Experience: How to Spend 2018 in the Bayou City

Sometimes, when you are living in a city you can forget to visit the amazing places they have right around the corner. This is the truth of all cities, including Houston, with its bustling activity and a treasure trove of places and activities. If you ever decide to take up residence in this small city, we'll have this list ready for you to check bit by bit as you take this New Year to enjoy everything this great city has to offer! Starting with...


Taking a Nice Picture at the Water Wall

How to Spend 2018 in the Bayou City
Right in the Houston Galleria district, there's a U-shaped fountain towering over 64 feet high. This water wall is one of the city's most photographed sites and with good reason. This architectural wonder made by Philip Johnson and John Burgee throws around 79,000 gallons of recycled water every three hours and makes for a perpetually captivating backdrop for any photos you might want to take.

Getting a Rodeo Trip

Since you're in Texas, you might as well do what Texans do and experience a true rodeo at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. This 20-day festival will forge within you the heart of a true cowboy with its carnival rides, concerts, bull riding events, wine tastings and of course, the amazing barbecues all around!

How to Spend 2018 in the Bayou City

Making it to Killen's Barbecue

How to Spend 2018 in the Bayou City

Since we're talking about barbecues we've got a tip for you: over on Pearland, Chef Ronnie Killen's barbecue will be the most delicious smoked meat with the tastiest side dishes you'll find in the country. People over at Houston have kept Killen's Barbecue as a favorite since its start, so there might be a bit of a line before entering. However, it's worth it, and it'll definitely be a meal to remember.


Pushing that Red Button at the Bayou

How to Spend 2018 in the Bayou City

There's an inconspicuous red button placed on Preston Street Bridge. It doesn't seem like much, but its purpose is to be pressed by a passerby just like you. This button is known as the Big Bubble, and it was made by Dean Ruck in 1990 as a device to aerate the water at the Buffalo Bayou. This little contraption known as Big Bubble will make bubbles rise out of the murky waters of the bayou as you press it. It's the simple joys of life like these which can make someone's day a bit better.


Eating a Nice Meal at the Breakfast Klub

Nothing starts a day better of that a good breakfast at the iconic Breakfast Klub restaurant. This is a place filled with that Houstonian personality so many have come to fall for. Its fried chicken wings, waffles, fast service and casual ambiance make it a unique experience that everyone in the city is bound to enjoy at least once.

How to Spend 2018 in the Bayou City

Catching a good Show at the Miller Outdoor Theatre

How to Spend 2018 in the Bayou City

One of Houston's most prolific artistic organizations, Miller Outdoor Theatre has a season lasting from March to November that includes Opera, Ballet, Drama. Symphony Theater under The Stars and a multitude of other shows under different companies and groups. This outdoor theatre makes its presentation free of charge, and attending is one of the many pleasures that Houstonians get to enjoy on a regular basis.


Dreaming of Space at NASA's Mission Control

One of Houston's most prolific artistic organizations, Miller Outdoor Theatre has a season lasting from March to November that includes Opera, Ballet, Drama. Symphony Theater under The Stars and a multitude of other shows under different companies and groups. This outdoor theatre makes its presentation free of charge, and attending is one of the many pleasures that Houstonians get to enjoy on a regular basis.

How to Spend 2018 in the Bayou City

Experiencing the Underground at the Buffalo Bayou Cistern

How to Spend 2018 in the Bayou City

Since we're talking about barbecues we've got a tip for you: over on Pearland, Chef Ronnie Killen's barbecue will be the most delicious smoked meat with the tastiest side dishes you'll find in the country. People over at Houston have kept Killen's Barbecue as a favorite since its start, so there might be a bit of a line before entering. However, it's worth it, and it'll definitely be a meal to remember.


Enjoying the Beer Can House and Orange Show

There is an eccentric trend to the city and these are two places that encapsulate it. The Beer Can House is what became of John Milkovisch personal project back in the 1940s, which today became a workshop and an art gallery. Also, the Orange Show will take you through balconies, arenas, and walkways that serve as a monument that Jeff McKissack created as a tribute to his favorite type of fruit.

How to Spend 2018 in the Bayou City

These are only a few of the things that every Houstonian must experience if they really wish to enjoy the place they live in. There is definitely more to discover about the city, and we encourage you to take to the streets and see for yourself why the Bayou City is one of the most amazing places to live in 2018!


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